Times-Reporter staff report
Dover High School’s Mason Mamarella capped his stellar football career by sharing Division III Offensive Player of the Year honors after the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio teams in Division III and IV were named Tuesday.
Mamarella, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior quarterback, threw for 2,578 yards with 29 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, and added nearly 1,000 yards rushing with nine more scores and advanced to the postseason for an eighth straight season.
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He shared the top offensive honors with Tommy Iammarino of Chagrin Falls and Jalen Santoro of Bellevue.
Tornado teammate senior Demetrius Farmer was a first-team defensive honoree as he had 86 tackles, 10 for loss with eight quarterback sacks, 12 hurries, four forced fumbles and a blocked kick from his lineman spot.
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West Holmes had a pair of first-team selections in junior running back Layne Perone and senior defensive lineman Gabe Snyder.
Perone, a 6-foot, 205-pounder, rushed 223 times for 1,603 yards and 27 touchdowns during the regular season for the 9-1 Knights, who were tri-champs of the Ohio Cardinal Conference and playoff participants for the first time since 2000.
Snyder, a 6-5, 210-pounder, recorded a school record 11.5 sacks, deflected seven passes, forced four fumbles and recovered four fumbles for the Knights. He also racked up 85 tackles with 21 solos and 17 for loss.
Carrollton senior Stephen Ericksen was a first-team offensive lineman.
The 6-4, 275-pound Ericksen led an offense that rushed for 2,366 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Claymont senior Tyler Peterson was a second-team selection at an offensive end position.
Meanwhile, Claymont High graduate Craig Clarke shared Coach of the Year honors in Division III with Tory Strock of Napoleon.
Clarke guided Maysville to its first winning season since 1994 and first playoff appearance at the same time.
In Division IV, Harrison Central’s Nick Pelegreen was named to the Division IV defensive first team.
The 6-4, 210-pound senior linebacker racked up 121 tackles this past season for the Huskies. He holds the school records for tackles in a season and for a career at Harrison Central.
Sandy Valley senior Sam Groff was a second-team selection at linebacker, while Harrison Central senior Maurtice Hython and Indian Valley sophomore Jake Davis earned third-team honors at running back.
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